Thomas Leyland > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration


Thomas is a partner in our London Disputes practice. He has particular expertise in high-value, high-profile High Court disputes across a broad range of industries. Thomas has particular expertise acting for banks and other financial services institutions.

Thomas also has significant experience of legal process outsourcing and has coordinated major, cross-border, document review exercises. As such, he also has a particular interest in electronic disclosure and the outsourcing of document review. He has spoken at national events on these topics.

Thomas is a member of the highly regarded Commercial Litigation team that was commended for Commercial Litigation Team of the Year by Legal Business Awards 2018.


Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales


University of Sheffield, 1999, LLB

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

Following her arrival from Addleshaw Goddard in November 2021, and his return from a short spell at Walkers in March 2021, Louisa Caswell and Thomas Leyland now occupy the key leadership positions at Dentons in London; the former oversees the UK-wide disputes offering, while the latter heads up the London-based commercial litigation team. The firm is highly valued for its ‘fantastic international reach with excellence across all fields‘. Recommended practitioners range from seasoned litigator Liz Tout to ‘standout‘ senior associate Tom Hanson.